Melissa and Ron are one of the sweetest couples I have known to date. From the moment you meet them, you just know they are destined to be together no matter what the odds may be. They are definitely the couple that defines the phrase 'relationship goals'...and it was our complete honor that they chose Festoons and Flourishes to be part of their amazing Wedding day.
On a bright sun-shiney afternoon in late September of 2014, everyone was hustling and bustling around the scenic Tanglewood Golf Club in South Lyon, prepping and primping for the celebration to come. Ron and his gentlemen, wearing black suits with bright blue ties (white for the Groom of course), were enjoying the beautiful day outside, while the ladies, also dressed beautifully in long black dresses, were tending to their incredible Bride.
Bright blue and purple orchids were everywhere, adding a vibrant pop of color to the classic-looking Bridal Party and giving everyone who saw them a sense of excitement and happiness for the day ahead. Outside on the patio, row after row of bright white chairs were filling with Melissa and Ron's closest family and friends, waiting patiently for the festivities to begin.
The Ceremony, held in the gorgeous lake-side gazebo at the center of the property was short and sweet...complete with beautiful words and a promise of a lifetime together filled with love and adventures (and LOTS of dogs too).
After saying 'I do', the party moved onto the Reception held at Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center in Livonia, where guests and Bridal Party alike were treated to a sea of candle-lit tables and cupcakes at every place setting. Beginning with the Bridal Party entrance followed by a plated dinner, Melissa and Ron kicked off an incredible night of dancing, laughter and my favorite...more cupcakes.
Where are they now?
Settling in Ron's hometown of Fowlerville, the happy couple live with their two amazing dogs Layla and Zoey (Layla was actually part of the Bridal Party at their Wedding). Melissa, a talented hairdresser, works at Uptown Alure in their local downtown, while Ron works in heating and cooling at Accu-Temp in Howell. This amazing couple is also a huge support to Ron's family's local restaurant Allen K. Ryan's...famous for its delicious chicken and ribs. Dinner anyone?
Melissa and Ron...thank you thank you thank you for giving me the privilege to be part of your love story (a small part...but I'll take what I can get). I can honestly say that I have never met a love like your's...it is truly inspiring and beautiful to see. I wish you both every happiness for the future and hope for nothing but lots of love and puppies for your life together. :)
Photographs by Alex J. Photography
"Honestly, we were skeptical of hiring a Wedding Planner. We thought it may be a waste of money. But let me tell you, Ashley was absolutely amazing…from the minute we met her we knew we were in good hands. She answered every question we had and went out of her way to make it all come together without a hitch. When it comes to the wedding day, Ashley literally has every single detail covered. She wrote up a minute by minute itinerary, made sure all of our vendors knew where they needed to be and when…but most of all she took every ounce of stress off of our shoulders which allowed us to actually enjoy our magical wedding day. We were so happy with Ashley, we could not fathom attempting to throw a wedding without her. As for the price, she would have been cheap at twice the price. We highly recommend Festoons and Flourishes for your special day."
Check out their amazing Vendors!
Ceremony Venue | Tanglewood Golf Course
Reception Venue and Caterer | Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center
Photo Booth | Jemz Party Images
Accommodations and Shuttle Service | Hilton Garden Inn